Cellometer and Cellaca Counting Beads

Cellometer and Cellaca bead products allow customers the ability to verify instrument functionality and establish routine quality control SOPs for daily, weekly, or monthly instrument performance. The beads are supplied with the proper protocol, a certificate of analysis, and pass/fail criteria where users may choose to test concentration or viability read-outs on their instruments.

  • Rapidly verify instrument functionality.
  • Mimic a live/dead assay with fluorescent beads.
  • Provide quick and simple QC checks; ideal for clinical labs.

Compatible Consumables

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counting slides
Chamber Type Volume to Load
PD100 20 µl
PD300 58 µl
SD100 20 µl
SD25 3 µl
Nexcelom High-throughput counting plates
Plate Type Volume to Load
12×2 50 µl
8×3 50 µl

Cellometer Check Validation Bead Solution

Cellometer Check Validation Bead solution is used by automatic cell counters with two fluorescence channels (Auto 2000, K2, X2, and Spectrum) to measure total concentration and viability. One vial is good for approximately 100 tests.

Catalog # Description Size Unit
CCBM-011-2mL Cellometer Check Validation Bead Solution 2 mL/vial
100 counts
1 vial

Polystyrene Beads in Trypan Blue

The brightfield polystyrene beads in trypan blue are available in different sizes and at different concentrations:

Catalog # Description Concentration Size Unit
B05-02-050 5-micron Polystyrene beads in a Trypan blue solution 5 x 10^6 beads/mL 1 mL/vial
200 counts
4 vials
B10-02-020 10-micron Polystyrene beads in a Trypan blue solution 2 x 10^6 beads/mL 1 mL/vial
200 counts
4 vials
B15-02-010 15-micron Polystyrene beads in a Trypan blue solution 1 x 10^6 beads/mL 1 mL/vial
200 counts
4 vials

Cellaca Counting Beads

  • Cellaca Brightfield Beads are used to measure concentration and are non-fluorescent brightfield beads. They are supplied with a CoA.
  • Cellaca Viability Beads are two color fluorescent beads. These beads measure viability (green and red channels) and are not meant for measuring concentration. The appropriate viability range is provided in the product insert.
  • Cellaca FL2 Beads Kit. The kit contains both the Cellaca Brightfield Beads as well as the Cellaca Viability Beads.
Catalog # Description Size Unit
CBB-016-2ml Cellaca brightfield beads 2 mL/vial
40 counts
1 vial
CVB-017-2ml Cellaca viability beads 2 mL/vial
40 counts
1 vial
CFL2-019-1 Cellaca FL2 beads kit 2 mL/vial
80 counts
1 vial